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Small Lathe Chisel

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Project by Andre posted 02-18-2019 09:55 PM 612 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hanging out in the shop and was looking at an old Chisel, thinking about throwing it away as it was very dull when I thought maybe a smaller Lathe tool for turning Pens? A little grinding to smooth it and a rough shape it was then tempered, only the end 3” – 4 ” then turned a quick handle from a chunk of Mahogany that was close to the right size.
Actually cuts real good, next time I turn a pen will determine final shape. Left enough file marks to show it’s humble origins. Great way to kill a cold afternoon, know the Wife has requested another small Walnut End Table so no time to play with the Lathe:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.





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pottz

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 11:09 PM

nice save andre.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-18-2019 11:24 PM

I agree with potzz, that was a great use of an old chisel, looks nice!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 02-18-2019 11:49 PM

I have occasionally found a use for my woodcarving tools while doing lathe work, but both are fairly specialized. Looks like you found a good use for an otherwise unused chisel.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#4 posted 02-19-2019 03:25 AM

Recycle/upcycle/repurpose.

Whatever word you wanna use it looks like a nice save to me

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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